Catalyst Arms RPR Mag Magazine Release

Remember back to your fondest childhood Christmas (or insert your holiday of choice here) memories? Sure, that massive GI Joe F16 jet with launchable bombs and sidewinder missiles was awesome. But that lone Star Wars action figure palming that unique little blaster was, for some reason, the most exciting present you opened that day. My point is, sometimes the smallest and simplest things are the most satisfying. In the vein, the team at Catalyst Arms has developed a sweet little ergonomic magazine release for the Ruger Precision Rifle.

I don’t even own an RPR and I want one in red. Details, contact information and links can be found below.

Our ground-breaking mag release allows for quick magazine release access and positive disengagement for decreased reload times. Designed for active environments where reduced snag point potential is minimized yet full functionality and increased performance is retained with this innovative design. Ergonomically designed for use with and without operators wearing tactical or hunting gloves. Finished in Anodized black for added durability Made in the USA

Catalyst Arms

It won’t necessarily make you high speed or lower your drag, but it will let you hit your RPR mag release without changing your grip. The improved access and sure disengagement of the mag catch allow for much easier and quicker mag changes. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, this lightweight and durable extension is a must-have aftermarket addition to the Ruger Precision Rifle. The black and red mag release extensions are anodized, the tan is Cerakoted.


Beaverton, OR – Catalyst Arms, LLC, a new firearms accessory company, has introduced an ambidextrous Magazine Release Extension for the Ruger Precision Rifle. Now RPR shooters can easily make rapid and efficient magazine changes without changing their grip. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the new Catalyst Arms MRE is lightweight and installs with a single screw without any modification or disassembly of the rifle.

Designed to be easily accessible yet snag resistant, the MRE’s profile sits forward of the trigger guard and matches the sides of the magazine well.

Additionally, the MRE has rounded edges to prevent activation from inadvertent contact with gear or the use of gloves. The new Catalyst Arms Magazine release is now available in black (hard coat anodized), Rocket Red (anodized) and Tan (Cerakote®) with an MSRP of $29.95. For more information go to

About Catalyst Arms: Catalyst Arms was founded in early 2017 with a simple goal; to develop innovative, shooter driven, truly useful firearms accessories. Ideation comes from time out in the field and behind the gun while hunting, shooting in competitions, plinking and even while carrying for personal protection. The RPR Magazine Release Extension is the first of many exciting products in process at Catalyst Arms.

Phil Note: One of the designers and company owners is someone I’ve known for years. He sent one of the RPR mag releases to me just the other day. I’ll be writing a short post on it after I’ve had a chance to use it a bit. I did install it on my RPR last evening and found it makes dropping the mag very easy with much less effort to drop the mag. The company will also be coming out with other products for the RPR in the coming months.


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  • Joe

    Are you referring to the G.I. JOE Skystriker? That was based on the F14 and had no firing weapons, but it did have a lever to swing the wings in or out. Oh, and yay mag release.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      He is probably refering tho the X-16 Ghost Striker which came out in 1993 I believe.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        If I was playing with new Gi Joe gear in college, it was a different party. 🙂

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Dmn it. F14. From 1983. I thought the sidewinders released?

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        Wish I still had it.

      • mig1nc

        I could have sworn all the missiles released. But that was a long time ago.

    • nadnerbus

      I feel like he made that mistake deliberately to get 80s kids nerds like me to click and correct him.

      The missiles did come off. I remember using the Phoenix missile as a space ship, Starblazers style.

      Don’t go look up your kid toy values on Ebay, it will make you cry.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        I loved that jet. They don’t make toys like that anymore. It was solid and had a quality feel.

      • mazkact

        Captain Avatar approves. I loved the Starforce cartoons, very early anime.

  • Anonymoose

    I like that red.

  • 22winmag

    Because speedy aftermarket mag releases are just SO NECESSARY for precision bolt action rifles.

    • Car54

      ‘Yeah but as Phil”s redundantly redundant note puts it “I…found it makes dropping the mag very easy with much less effort to drop the mag.” You know, some people really struggle with pushing a little lever.

      • noob

        the loud beepy split timer on a stopwatch doesn’t lie

      • Ebby123

        Lol… the difference between those who type, and those who shoot has never been more apparent.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      How about we knock off the trolling and negativity? I thought quality commenters are what makes a site great?

      You could walk the walk. This is a gun product, offer up positives and negatives or let your keyboard have a break for a few days.

      • Jason Culligan

        I thought his comment was constructive even if it wasn’t brought in the nicest way. A quick mag release on a precision rifle does seem to be a bit redundant.

        It looks cool and if you’re into that kind of thing then ok. But really what’s the point in having a speedy method of releasing magazines on a rifle where you’re supposed to be taking your time?

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          You’re right. On its own the comment is fairly benign. But there is a history of constant criticism. It’s exhausting, especially when someone claims to want to make TFB better.

      • Green tip

        Seriously..?! ‘Quality’ commenting on TFB or a TFB TOPIC, that’d be a new…and positive change. I’ve found more & more (usually the SAME people) snarky, off-topic comments the NORM. They almost ALWAYS take away from the would-be good commenters or legit topic. People tend to make it personal & juvenile…

    • Ebby123

      Have you ever even watched a PRS match? By your comment I know you’ve never competed in one. (That would require you to get up from the keyboard.)

      On bolt guns the #1 time loss is fumbling during mag changes – by a wide margin.

      You are complaining that someone offered extended controls for a gun specifically designed for timed competition. Let that sink in for a minute.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        +10 internet points for the real-world burn.

      • 22winmag

        My apologies to the dozen or so people nationwide who might benefit from this product in the course of competition.

        • Ebby123

          How about one for the thousands more who just like to hear about new products? =P

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          Take the rest of the day off. You’ve done enough.

    • Colonel K

      My thoughts exactly.

  • RazorHawk

    The only ruger gun worth owning is the mini-14 and its variants. Their other products are simply not unique. Ruger has lost the spirit of innovation.

    • Blackhorse

      Their 10/22 is one of the still most demanded 22lr rifles on the market. They have increased its popularity with the Takedown version.
      Their Standard (now MkIV) 22lr pistol is one of the most accurate on the market and still in high demand.
      Their Gunsight Scout Rifle is only one of a few of its type on the market and a recent addition.
      Then your cherished Mini14/30 rifles were almost ruined by more accurate and cheaper ARs. Ruger has recently finally fixed some of it’s issues.
      Funny how your only pick wasn’t even innovative when it came out.

      • RocketScientist

        To piggyback on your comment, innovation doesn’t just have to be technical/functional either. Even offering a gun that might be the same as a dozen competitors (ie, a chassis precision rifle), but doing it at a cost/quality/volume point that hasn’t been seen before is itself innovative. Who’s more innovatine… Kel-Tec who comes up with kick-ass firearms designs? Or Ruger, who makes them reliable and available to the mass public at a great price?

      • Giolli Joker

        Let’s add that they just started offering an integrally suppressed 10/22.
        That they are one of very few big companies that rolls out versions of their products that the market asks.
        That they offer some of the most robust revolvers on the market.

    • Ebby123

      Gun company releases a new product: “WAAAAA!! SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM!! I CAN GET A GLOCK FOR $100 MORE!!”

      Gun company doesn’t release a new product: “WAAAA!! INNOVATION IS DEAD!! EVERYBODY IS JUST COPYING (insert literally anything here)!!!!!”

  • Giolli Joker

    “ground-breaking mag release”
    Even if made of Tungsten or Osmium it would hardly be heavy enough to break the ground if dropped. 😛

  • Blackhorse

    Don’t get the hype.
    A ergonomic mag release for a bolt gun?
    Like the standard release was all that hard to find in the first place. Let alone finding and inserting a fresh mag requires less work.

  • mazkact

    I do love Ruger’s innovation on using multiple magazine designs and this add on might be handy.Soon I will have either a RPR, Stealth BA or maybe a Tikka TAC T-3. I’ve been waiting so long to see and hold they new Tikka that I cannot remember what it is called. Right now I am leaning towards the Stealth BA in .308, I like simple designs with fewer parts. I just need to get my head around a .308 with a 20 ” barrel. My best shooting .308 rifles all have 24″ and longer barrels.